Social Security Administration

Pennsylvania News: Carmichaels Woman, Cindy Hancheck Sentenced for Defrauding Social Security Administration

PITTSBURGH, PA – A Greene County resident has been sentenced in federal court to four years of probation, together with twelve months of home detention, and restitution of $115,597.94 on her conviction of Social Security fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Carmichaels Woman, Cindy Hancheck Sentenced for Defrauding Social Security Administration

Louisiana News: Shreveport man, Dianglo Shawntale Mahoney pleads guilty to stealing $27,000 in Social Security benefits meant for his children

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Shreveport man pleaded guilty Monday to stealing at least $27,000 of his children’s Social Security benefits. Dianglo Shawntale Mahoney, 51, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to one count of theft of government property. According to the … Continue reading Louisiana News: Shreveport man, Dianglo Shawntale Mahoney pleads guilty to stealing $27,000 in Social Security benefits meant for his children

Pennsylvania News: Brockway Woman, Megan M. Pearce Charged with Defrauding Social Security Administration

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Brockway, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on a charge of conversion of government funds, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The indictment named Megan M. Pearce, 34, as the sole defendant. According to the indictment presented to the court, from July … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Brockway Woman, Megan M. Pearce Charged with Defrauding Social Security Administration

MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Kenneth Nickerson Sentenced To 57 Months For Threatening To Assault A Social Security Administration Employee

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — U.S. Attorney Andrew B. Birge announced today that Kenneth L. Nickerson, 53, of Ludington, Michigan, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for threatening to assault a Social Security Administration employee. U.S District Judge Janet T. Neff imposed the sentence. On June 6, 2017, Mr. Nickerson, who was upset about … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Kenneth Nickerson Sentenced To 57 Months For Threatening To Assault A Social Security Administration Employee

Massachusetts News: Sturbridge Woman, Tanya Chobot Indicted for Government Theft and False Statement

Defendant received benefits designated for a child no longer in her custody BOSTON, Ms. – A Sturbridge woman was indicted by a federal grand jury in Worcester yesterday in connection with receiving government funds for a disabled child who was no longer in her custody. Tanya Chobot, 32, was indicted on one count of government … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Sturbridge Woman, Tanya Chobot Indicted for Government Theft and False Statement

MONTEZUMA, Iowa | Experts: Legal status check systems can be easily exploited

MONTEZUMA, Iowa  — The systems offered by the U.S. government to check the legal status of workers like the Mexican man now suspected of killing an Iowa college student can be easily exploited through identity fraud and gaps in government systems, experts say. In the case of Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the 24-year-old now charged with … Continue reading MONTEZUMA, Iowa | Experts: Legal status check systems can be easily exploited

Former Social Security Administration Employee and Husband Sentenced to Prison for Committing Public Benefit Fraud

Montgomery, Alabama  On Friday, May 11, 2018, a former employee of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and her husband were sentenced to prison for defrauding the federal government, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. The two defendants were former SSA employee Nakia Palmer, 35, and her husband, Nathaniel Palmer, 30.  Both Nakia Palmer … Continue reading Former Social Security Administration Employee and Husband Sentenced to Prison for Committing Public Benefit Fraud

Liam, Emma lead top baby names in US for 2017

Emma and Liam were the most frequently chosen baby names for 2017. For the fourth year in a row, Emma was the top girl’s name according to the annual list of the most popular baby names released by the Social Security Administration on Friday. Liam pushed last year’s champ, Noah, to second to claim the … Continue reading Liam, Emma lead top baby names in US for 2017